With Jesus’ flow.
If people gathered to honor you, but ignored your presence among them, you wouldn’t like it. Jesus probably doesn’t either.
Without ongoing, personal interaction with the living Jesus, Christianity is just one more religion. When Christians allowed talks about Jesus to replace interacting with His presence, we traded His power for a form of godliness.
It seems so simple. If Jesus is really alive (like Christians say) we should let Him actively lead and direct us when we meet. Instead we say, “Jesus is the Head of the church,” but then make a preacher or program the real head.
Christians seem eager to rally around a preacher, a doctrine, a church building, or even a politician, but slow to rally around Jesus. In fact, they often bring active and harsh resistance against a gathering of Christians that seeks to follow Jesus instead of a program.
It’s rare to find a group of Christians that gathers, listens to Jesus together, and then lets people say and do what He tells them to. Why should religious programs have a monopoly on Christian meetings?
When I read the Bible with an open heart, it’s not just words, but inner revelation and revolutionary life! It’s amazing how reading that ancient book inebriates my heart, as though it is full of new wine.